Nov 15, 2012 11:30am PST
and florida, are particularly threatened by suburban growth. thoumericareot angeofoi some of the best agricultural land in the world. once developed, it's almost impossible to return in the chicago area, rmers are not the only ones alarmed by the rapid growth. margot brown is concerned that traicike could soonon its way developis going to belyat t w e h littlwn of marengo.owow greo d ity of lif margot brown is concerned are gointoape could soonon its way narrator: devethe irony is the threat w e to margot's quality of life greo is created by other people just like her. she and michael used to live in schaumburg, t itas toowdedo mangoanund brown: what we han mao that was space, peace and quiet, d pretty much everything i need is at my fingertips. nathamic d people want peace and quiet, along with shorter commutes and continued access to the conveniences of modern life. edmonds: everybody is convenience-driven. and we want to have everything at our fingertips. u're seeinthis migration and the eating up of these areas by development, that's undeniable. it's not that we've created it; we'
Nov 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
, mr. resignato. >> i disagree. i am the -- when i worked in florida, i worked for former governor childs, the first governor of the nation to sue the tobacco companies for the medicaid health costs of the people of the state. i think this is a great public policy up here. diabetes is the no. 1 public health issue that we have today. and so taxes, like this, provide disincentive for people and cover the external costs that alcohol and diabetes-related health diseases are a burden on society. so i actually do agree with this very much so from a public safety perspective. >> thank you. there are a few others who want to join in. mr. davis? >> i just wanted to echo that diabetes as well obesity is a crisis in america. and we do need government to start taking leadership around the issue. regardless of the merits of this particular proposal, one thing i want to bring to city hall is a locally sourced healthy food insurance. santa clara county recently band all vending machines from their county facilities and i think we can lead by example, whether it's city hall, hospitals or our sc